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Edith Labelle Out, Natasha Wicks in as UFC Octagon Girl

Edith LabelleBrace yourselves, Octagon girl fans, because the Edith Labelle era is officially over.

FanHouse has learned that the Montreal native is no longer working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Labelle could not be reached for comment, but her manager, James Leinhos, confirmed the news with FanHouse on Thursday.

"Something happened," Leinhos said, "but at this time, I can only confirm that Edith no longer works for the UFC."

Labelle will be replaced by new Octagon Girl, Natasha Wicks. Wicks won the Maxim Magazine Octagon Girl search during UFC 100 weekend in July (video below). She will make her debut alongside Arianny Celeste and Logan Stanton at UFC 101 on Saturday.

Leinhos would not confirm if Labelle was fired or quit. However, it's interesting to note that she was present at the UFC 100 weigh-ins, yet absent from the actual event the next day.

Those who worry about these kinds of things believed that the reason behind that decision was simply due to the fact that former Playboy model, Holly Madison, served as an honorary UFC 100 Octagon girl, but apparently something else happened during those 24 hours, leading to Labelle's tenure as an Octagon girl coming to an end.

Props to Fightlinker for noticing that Labelle's profile was taken off earlier in the week.

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